OAAG celebrates Ontario's art galleries at the
2019 OAAG Awards
For forty-two years, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries. On Monday, November 25, members of the visual arts community across the province came together at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto for the presentation of the 2019 OAAG Awards. 25 awards were presented out of over 250 nominations including the inaugural presentation of the Changemaker BIPOC Award. As the only annual juried awards of its kind, the iconic OAAG Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector of Ontario.
Jurors: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Raymond Cheah, Patricia Deadman, Elwood Jimmy, Jessica Leong, Michael Madjus, Gabrielle Moser, Crystal Mowry, Lindsay Nixon, Shani K. Parsons, November Paynter, and Sasha Suda
Awards Production: Hannah Bekkers, Jessica Lukas, Parker O’Connor, Zainub Verjee
Design Credit: Donderdag
Printer: Flash Reproductions
Special performance by artist Lisa Smolkin:
Lisa Smolkin is an artist living and working in Toronto. Her art practice comprises performance, video, and drawing, exploring themes of selfhood and hierarchies by incorporating elements from popular culture and healing traditions within humorous narrative structures. (lisasmolkin.ca)
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is a registered charitable organization that serves as a voice for public art galleries in the province of Ontario through advocacy, professional development, and network building since 1970.
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